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Hydrodynamic forcing and sediment character in Boston Harbor

Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering

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Abstract

Calculated annual excess skin friction stress at various locations in Quincy Bay (outer Boston Harbor) was found to be correlated positively with sediment sand content. The correlation was optimized when a critical shear stress (??c) of 0.085 Pa was assumed for the bay. The excess shear stress was correlated negatively with sediment lead (Pb) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations. These correlations suggest that area surveys of properties like sand content may be sufficient to estimate ??C.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Hydrodynamic forcing and sediment character in Boston Harbor
Series title:
Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering
Volume
124
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering
First page:
40
Last page:
42
Number of Pages:
3